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Synonyms for sodium

a silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group

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The electrolyte sodium may enhance water and glucose intestinal absorption, and help to replace sweat losses by retention of extracellular-fluid sodium homeostasis.
Although salt craving does occur in humans who are severely salt depleted, its contribution to sodium homeostasis is probably minimal since, on a daily basis, we ingest 20 times the amount of salt needed.
11) investigated the role of URO in sodium homeostasis and demonstrated that the circadian rhythm of urinary sodium excretion parallels URO excretion.
Urodilatin is involved in sodium homeostasis and exerts sodium-state dependent natriuretic and diuretic effects.
Bevan DR: The sodium story: effects of anaesthesia and surgery on intrarenal mechanisms concerned with sodium homeostasis.